Food tax cut bill goes to Alabama Senate
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WIAT) – The Alabama House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Halving the 4% state food tax in the next two years.
The tax would drop to 3% in September this year and to 2% in September 2025. However, this only applies as long as the income from the budget of the education trust fund is expected to increase by at least 2% in the 2026 financial year.
Rep. Juandalynn Givan says an amendment will be added to name the bill the John Knight Family Tax Reduction Act, in honor of a former lawmaker who campaigned to lower that tax.
MEPs welcome the passage of the bill.
“We’re here today because the people, the citizens of the state of Alabama, have made it clear to each and every one of us that we don’t want a tax on food, and for once we’re listening to the citizens. said Rep. Patrice McClammy (D – Montgomery County).
The bill will now go to the Alabama Senate with four more days to go.